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One of the challenges we’ll face in managing the curb the next few years is that curb management begins with transportation demand management. Simply put, it will be more difficult to rely on TDM to manage the curb if fewer people are willing to take public transit or carpool.

the driver arrives at his or her destination, it provides the most convenient payment option. In the coming months, these benefits will be more essential than ever to managing the curb because, by making it easier to find available parking, they dramatically reduce the number of cars and trucks circling blocks looking for a space. In addition to reducing roadway congestion, this minimizes the chance that drivers will misuse curb space that’s intended for drop-offs and pick-ups or deliveries. Payment is considered a major pain point for drivers. In the age of connectivity, drivers want to park and pay quickly and simply via mobile phone without any route deviation. Mobile payment platforms reduce the friction by allowing drivers to pay with their cell phones, extend time remotely, and receive smart parking reminders. They help ease drivers’ commutes, prevents them from waiting in line at a payment machine, and provides a better, more convenient experience. Mobile technology will be all the more important during the next few months, when parking demand is highest, because it’s available now, without having to develop costly new infrastructure. Mobile technology provides control over one’s mobility but also gives urban planners insight into how the curbside value can be optimized. It provides convenience, connectivity, and reliability for drivers and smart cities alike. Technology synergies between infrastructure and mobile payment reduce the friction for cities and

towns by providing an asset-light solution that provides long-term benefits in terms of cost, longevity, and valuable data allowing operators to optimize on rates. Of course, mobile technology will continue to play an important role for many years to come. Looking to the future, mobile payment technology will continue to be vital to the success of smart cities and smart parking as they evolve in the coming decades. It won’t be long before vehicles will be able to accommodate these new city mobility apps on their dashes, just as they offer GPS, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. When it comes to mobile payment, several luxury vehicle brands are already preparing to offer mobile payment technology in their vehicles. With this technology, the cars themselves will be able to pay for parking once they’ve found a spot, and it’s likely that it won’t be long before every car features this technology.

LOT of innovation from AIMS

LPR and e-Ticketing The combination of AIMS

License Plate Reader (LPR) and e-Ticketing technology empowers

your enforcement operation like never before.

• Powered by Genetec’s AutoVu hardware and

customized to your application – AIMS Mobile LPR system automates plate capture and enforcement, optimizes lot use, and enables citation issuance right from the vehicle.

• AIMS Ticket Management tracks the life of a

Data Points Most parking technologies were developed to improve the parking experience, but they also provide important benefits to owners and operators as well. The parking industry of the future will be data driven. PARCS, parking guidance, mobile payment, and pre-booking technology all compile vital data that can be put to good use by owners and operators. They measure how many cars park in a given facility each day; which times of day are busiest; where within individual parking facilities people tend to park; and how they pay for parking.

parking ticket from the moment of issuance through payment – reducing paperwork and enables citation issuance from the vehicle or directly in-office through AIMS.

Learn more about the AIMS Parking Management Software suite – and

schedule an AIMS LPR and e-Ticketing demo – at

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